The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Karen Thomas

Wow, 2019 is quickly approaching!! Where has the time gone!! Our fifth graders put on a phenomenal musical performance this past Tuesday. We have some incredibly talented students here at Copeland!! Special thank you to Veronica Flores, our music chair, and her crew for all of their hard work with the program. Thank you to Ms. Vigil, our music teacher, for putting together a great show.

Our traditional Holiday parties will be held on Friday, December 21st during school hours. You should have received information from your homeroom coordinator regarding times and ways that you can help out with the big day. If you plan to purchase your teacher a little something special, please check out the Teacher Favorites tab on our website at I know the kiddos are looking forward to their winter break so let’s kick it off right with a fabulous party!!

Mark your calendars now, as we will be having a second semester PTO Round Table kickoff brunch and volunteer meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 9:00 a.m. We welcome everyone – seasoned volunteers and rookies! I hope you can be there!

As always, if you have questions regarding the PTO, please contact me at

I hope that everyone has a restful and joyous Christmas holiday and I hope that the New Year will be a bright beginning for everyone!!

Sign up now and be part of the team!

Sign-up for your 2018-2019 Copeland PTO Membership. It’s only $12 but this helps us all provide so much more for our Copeland Colts.

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PTO Executive Board

President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720

Vice President Amanda Ball 713-557-0316

Cultural Arts Cree Sanford 713-304-7016

Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edwards 409-338-7667

Fundraising Donna Schulze 281-851-4349

Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545

Treasurer Alya Hidayatallah 281-908-7674

VIPs Coordinator

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The Birthday Marquee

Support your Copeland PTO and wish your Copeland Colt a HAPPY BIRTHDAY by featuring them on the Copeland Elementary Marquee the week of their birthday.

It's Simple and Easy...
- Choose the week you want to feature your Copeland Colt
- Complete the Birthday Marquee Form
- Submit the $20 Birthday Marquee Fee
- Watch the look on their face when they see their name

Spots are limited to 5 listings per week. You must submit the form and payment by noon on the Friday prior to the week selected. So sign up your Copeland Colt TODAY!

Does your student have a summer birthday or is the week of their birthday already filled up? You can choose any week that is still available. Due to processing, payments must be made online or by cash to guarantee your spot on the birthday marquee.

If you are paying by cash; complete this online form, choose the "pay later" option then submit the payment within two business days to the school front office or send it in with your student.

VIP’s News

Copeland Holiday Party

Schedule for Friday, December 21, 2018

Party Times

PreK/PPCD (am), 1st, 2nd, 3rd @ 9:30-10:00 am

Kinder, 4th, 5th, Life Skills @ 10:45-11:15 am

PreK/PPCD (pm) @ 1:00-1:30 pm

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Logging in as a Volunteer

Working for our kids as a volunteer is both rewarding and important. Below is information on logging your hours in our Raptor Portal and a few reasons why documenting your hours is so important.

To Log Volunteer Hours:

This free program will allow you to track your volunteer hours, sign up for events, and communicate with the district Volunteer Coordinator and fellow volunteers. Your Volunteer Portal user account information will be emailed to you.

If you are new to the Volunteer Portal, you can download a Help Sheet by clicking the link below.

If this is your first time to use the Volunteer Portal, select the link below to create a new password.

Returning Volunteer Portal users can select the link below and sign in.

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Volunteer of the month

Our VIP of the month is Valerie Effinger! Thank you for all you do for our kids and enjoy that parking spot!

Science Resource Center-Selina Sauceda

Please take a look at the links below and see which trainings you can attend!

Demo trainings are generally good for 3 years, unless the demo has changed. If you feel you need a “refresher”, feel free to sign up for a demo training. If you are comfortable teaching a demo based on your past training, email to be added to the trained volunteer list.

Simply click on the link below for the corresponding grade level and sign up for ONE of the available training times per Demo. After completion of training, email and I will add you to the trained volunteer list and provide you with demo dates at Copeland.


SRC Volunteers for Copeland: PreK


SRC Volunteers for Copeland: Kinder

1st Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland 1st Grade

2nd Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland: 2nd Grade

3rd Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland: 3rd Grade

4th Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland: 4th Grade

5th Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland 5th Grade

Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

Spirit Gear - There are a limited number of sizes available for spirit shirts & hoodies if you are still interested in showing your school spirit! To order go to If you have any questions please contact Amanda Ball,

Kroger Rewards Program

Did you know you can donate to Copeland just by doing your regular grocery shopping? It's a great program that donates money to the school for everything bought by participating Kroger Plus Card holders. See the flyer below for details.
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Don't Forget to Save Those Box Tops!